Available scientific evidence on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy does not support boosters...

An expert review by an international group of scientists, including some at the WHO and FDA, concludes that, even for the delta variant, vaccine...

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First Covid-19 vaccine trial in South African children commences

 As more and more data become available of the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines to prevent severe disease and death, South Africa will today (10...

Double vaccination halves risk of long COVID, study finds

Adults who have received a double vaccination are 49% less likely to have Long COVID should they contract a COVID-19 infection, a new study...

TRIPS waiver for vaccine manufacture: ‘well-intentioned, but unfeasible’*

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that over 12.2 million COVID-19 vaccines1 have been administered so far, with 5.8 million people completely vaccinated2...

Doctors spreading unfounded opinions about COVID-19: What are the implications?

One of the big challenges in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide has been the polarisation of beliefs around key issues such as vaccines, treatments,...

COVID-19 prominent on SA Heart Congress agenda

This year’s SA Heart Congress (#SAHeartCongress) will be held on a virtual stage enabling some of the best international and local speakers to share their dynamic experiences...

Certificate of Need regulations: ‘withdraw, consult, redraft!’

The controversial Certificate of Need (CoN) draft regulations bear little relation to the empowering sections in their origin, the National Health Act of 2003,...

Doctors strongly advised to stick to evidence-based medicine, regardless…

The fact that the authors of a systematic review, “Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID‐19”1 - published by the prestigious Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at the...

Certificate of Need, schemes’ ‘new normal’ top agenda

Topical concerns for medical schemes and practitioners, namely budgeting for COVID, the pandemic progression and the Certificate of Need respectively, will be addressed in...

Outcomes measurement system vital to improve patient care in SA

Despite there being a general agreement in the South African healthcare sector that the establishment of an outcomes measurement and reporting (OMR) system is...

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Doctors to formally object to Pharmacy Act antiretroviral therapy OTC amendments

A system where pharmacists are allowed to initiate and administer anti-retroviral therapy – Schedule 4 medication – to patients over the counter oversimplifies comprehensive HIV management...

Digital service launched that aims to accelerate the growth of GP...

Altron HealthTech and Market Mx have launched a digital solution to assist in growing general healthcare private practices. The MediNet Connect is a digital marketing...

Karim, Madhi head this weekend’s SAMA Conference programme

Leading scientists, Prof Salim Abdool Karim and Prof Shabir Madhi, will be heading the SA Medical Association (SAMA) Virtual Conference* programme to be presented...

SAMA issues stern warning to docs spreading misinformation on Covid vaccine

SAMA has warned healthcare professionals who spread misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine that it is illegal and unethical and could lead to a conviction...

Features of vaccine-induced thrombotic syndrome studied

Mortality seen in association with vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (VITT) after the first dose of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine (Oxford-AstraZeneca) was increased for...

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